Purpose of the Parish Council of St. John Brebeuf:

The St. John Brebeuf parish council is an advisor group of lay people who volunteer to assist the pastor in determining and serving the needs of the parish.


The purpose of the parish council is to promote the spiritual growth of the parish community and to plan ways for the parish to carry out the Mission of the Church. The parish council is responsible for developing a pastoral plan for the parish and does so in the following ways:

  • Listens to and evaluates the overall experience and quality of life of the parish community.
  • Develops and recommends parish pastoral plans and priorities.
  • Listens to parishioners by means of meetings, surveys, etc.
  • Respond to parishioners in a meaningful way.
  • Identifies key needs and concerns of the people of the parish.
  • Delegates tasks and initiatives to appropriate individuals or committees. 


Above all, the parish council is a consultative body that makes recommendations to the pastor. The pastor has the final say in decisions however he does take seriously the input of council.


Parishioners should feel encouraged to approach any member of the parish council for assistance or with ideas leading parishioners to a deeper and more meaningful relationship with the Holy Trinity. We offer a number of community, social and outreach initiatives for parishioners to get involved and we welcome all new ideas.

Monthly meetings are open to all parishioners to present ideas or request updates for ongoing projects.

Mission Statement

We are a diverse, spirit-led Roman Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Hamilton. We welcome all to listen to the Word, to pray, and to know, love and serve the Lord. Our faith is centered on our regular celebration of the Eucharist. 

As a family of God we seek to deepen our personal relationship with Jesus Christ and grow as a faith community in a spirit of evangelization by engaging our members in works of ministry founded on prayer, faith formation, hospitality, social justice principles and acts of service. 

Through spiritual, physical and financial resources, we are committed to promoting a strong and stable "family life" within our parish; as well as empowering, inspiring and mentoring our youth to become strong Christian adults who will witness and carry on the work of Jesus Christ in the church and in the world.

St. John Brebeuf

Catholic Church

Erin Ontario